Library Board

The Wetaskiwin Public Library has a dedicated Board that meets monthly to ensure that the community of Wetaskiwin enjoys the best services possible. Members of the city and county of Wetaskiwin serve on the board for a three-year term.

Access Library Board meeting minutes.


Current Board Members

June Boyda (Chair)

Councillor June Boyda was born and raised in the County of Wetaskiwin. June is happily married with two daughters, and has been a City of Wetaskiwin resident for over 10 years. June began working with municipal government over 10 years ago when she completed the Alberta Municipal Administrative Internship with the Town of Millet. She then served as their Assistant Chief Administrative Officer. June is currently the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Summer Village of Itaska Beach, located on Pigeon Lake. As such, she is also professionally recognized as a Certified Local Government Manager and member of the SLGM (Society of Local Government Managers).

June has been a member of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch No. 252) since 1999. She has also been actively involved in the community through participating in many programs with her children, including Rhyming tots, Mother Goose, CHIPS, DanceFX etc. June enjoys spending time with her family, reading, photography and has just started gardening!

Jeffrey Harper

Jeff is the plant manager of Fisher & Ludlow in Wetaskiwin and is a Certified Engineering Technician and an Industrial Engineer, educated at McMaster University, University of Toronto, Sheridan College, Mohawk College, and University of Turku. He came to Fisher and Ludlow from Arizona where he was the dealership developer of the southwest for the Titan Motorcycle Company of America.  He has had an interest in public libraries since early childhood, when he would take a two hour bus and a subway trip every Saturday morning to the downtown Toronto Public Library.  A bibliophile whose reading interests range from historical fiction, political thrillers, and fiction set in exotic locations to history, culture, and cuisine, he is a strong advocate of improving literacy and higher education in Canada and abroad.

Deb Lentz

Deb is a widely experienced nurse, educator and counselor. She recently retired after 36 years as a Genetic Counselor within Alberta Health Services.  Always working part time to ensure that family and friends never took second place, this was great for life but not so good for pension! Deb continues to facilitate Palliative Care Volunteer training and regularly leads Bereavement Support Groups in our community. She has resided in Wetaskiwin for over 40 years and during that time has been committed to numerous volunteer and board roles.  Deb is excited to be part of the Wetaskiwin Public Library Board and looks forward to being part of a progressive board which will support the future growth of both library resources and community engagement. 

Patricia McQuarrie

Councillor Patricia MacQuarrie was born and raised in Fairview, Alberta. After graduating high school she completed Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from the University of Alberta. She lived in Japan for three years before making Wetaskiwin her home. Patricia is married to Keith and they have two children who are actively involved in various community sports.

Patricia has been involved in the community as a member of the Library Board, school committees and minor sports volunteer positions. She also sits on the Addiction Prevention Committee and is a member of the Rotary Club.

Michelle Loov

As a Wetaskiwinite from birth, Michelle is eager to support the community by being a part of the Library Board. Michelle is a teacher with Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools and is an alumni employee with the Wetaskiwin Public Library where she was lucky to be a part of the team for 4 years. Michelle is passionate about literacy and is looking forward to promoting literature and literacy in our community. 

Hazen Evenson

In his early 20's Hazen Evenson is the youngest member of the Wetaskiwin Public Library Board of Directors, born and raised in Wetaskiwin he knows the importance of having a place to for people in the city to gather, interact and learn together. Hazen is passionate about literacy and has Tutored English as Second Language for the past five years. hazen is also the owner of AXIS Legal Solutions and currently sits on the Policy Review and Public Relations Committees for the Library.

Ren Goode

Ren was born and raised in the Wetaskiwin area, but has traveled throughout Canada with the Katimavik program. She is a proud bibliophile, and enjoys reading to herself and her two young sons as often as possible.

Ralph Tarnasky